Gladys (Bonkosky) Klotz

Published on Tuesday, 3 October 2017 19:45


Gladys (Bonkosky) Klotz, 99, formerly of Kensington, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017, at Southington Care Center. She was the widow of Stephen Klotz Jr.

Born in New Britain, she was the daughter of the late William and Matilda (Ritz) Bonkosky. Gladys was a Kensington resident for over 50 years and was a former resident of Cromwell, Newington and Southington. She was a dedicated first grade teacher in Cromwell, Southington, and Berlin before retiring. Gladys was a member of St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, the Luther League, and the Monday Night Club in Kensington.

Surviving are two sons, Bruce Klotz and his wife, Bonnie Adelson, of Pittsburgh, Pa., and Bill Klotz and his wife, Eve, of Effingham Falls, N.H.; a daughter, Ellen Zagajeski and her husband, Stan, of Natick, Mass.; her Godchildren, Robert Hettlinger and Karen Watras; six grandchildren, Alex Klotz, Tim Klotz, Jane Zagajeski and her husband, Christian Ely, Paul Zagajeski, Nora Lantagne and her husband, Bryan, and Johanna Klotz and her husband Noah Smith; and four great-grandchildren, Quinlan, Oliver, Mayzie, and Audrey.

The family wishes to thank the staff and Gladys’ friends at Southington Care Center for their kindness.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday at 10 a.m. at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, New Britain. Burial will be in Maple Cemetery, Berlin. The family will receive guests at church from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service. Memorial donations may be made to St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 295 Arch St., New Britain, CT 06051 or Camp Calumet, 1090 Ossipee Lake Road, West Ossipee, NH 03890. Please share a memory of Gladys with the family in the online guest book at

Posted in New Britain Herald, on Tuesday, 3 October 2017 19:45. Updated: Tuesday, 3 October 2017 19:47.